Sydney Tramway Museum, Loftus

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The Sydney Tramway Museum began life in 1950. From 1957 the Museum operated from a large corrugated iron shed alongside what is now today the Parklink tramline, on the opposite side of the Princes Highway from the current site. In 1988, the Museum moved to its current premises next to Loftus railway station.

The museum has an extensive collection of trams from Sydney and cities in Australia and around the world.

There are two tram lines from the museum used to run tram rides for museum visitors. The first runs 1.5 km north almost to Sutherland railway station, paralleling Rawson Avenue in the way Sydney's tram system operated, the second utilises a former railway that once branched off Sydney Train's Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra (T4) railway line that 2 km into the Royal National Park that flanks Sydney's southern boundary.

The Sydney Tramway Museum is run entirely by volunteers and self funds its day to day activities, restorations and construction programs from gate takings and donations from the public.
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  • July 12, 2017
    A fascinating place with very interesting ride-on exhibits and very knowledgeable and kind volunteers. I was there with three small kids (7, 4 & 2) who all had a great time. Loved the tram ride into t...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    This place has potential. It could be absolutely fascinating but instead it just seems like a place to store tram stuff that was gunna be chucked out. The tram shed itself just has a random bunch of r...  more »
  • May 16, 2017
    I had the opportunity to meet the Transport Heritage NSW steam train trip from Central To Loftus for a trip to the Tram Museum.I always enjoy a trip out there and remember taking the kids there when t...  more »
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  • The Sydney Tramway Museum is a great experience for young and young at heart with a great exhibit of Sydney's historic trams. Plenty of information on each tram too. Make sure you take a ride on the tram to and from the Royal National Park and grab a few things from the souvenir shop.
  • Brilliant!!! Kids loved the tram ride and getting to stop the traffic whilst crossing the Princes Highway is a bonus. Lots of trams for the kids to explore in the sheds. Great staff too and very friendly.
  • Very lovely place with exhibition of old trams and buses along with working ancient tram line. You can ride one of those very old trams which is very nice.
  • Great place for a day out, there is a display hall for the maps, old vehicles and you can actually ride the old trams to the boundary of the Royal National Park and "Sutherland" (you'll understand if you come). Close to the Loftus Station (less than a 5 min walk) and has on-site parking. The admission fees are not too heavy, $10 for school children, free for the toddlers and preschool children and $18 dollars for the adults and assuming around $12 for pensioners. I love how volunteers give up their time to run the place. The Museum is not a for profit as mentioned before, it is run by volunteers. Would come again.
  • P. K. H. SYDNEY TRAMWAY MUSEUM. P. K. H. ELECTRIC RAIL TRAM'S.

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